Cairo, Georgia Population 2021

9,329
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Cairo is a city located in Grady County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Grady County. With a 2020 population of 9,329, it is the 97th largest city in Georgia and the 3253rd largest city in the United States . Cairo is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually and its population has decreased by -2.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,607 in 2010. Cairo reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Cairo has a population density of 954 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cairo is $48,058 with a poverty rate of 33.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $787 per month, and the median house value is $116,200. The median age in Cairo is 38.4 years, 33.1 years for males, and 45.4 years for females.

Cairo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cairowas:

  • White: 50.00%
  • Black or African American: 45.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cairo, Georgia is 9,329 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,369.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,607.

Cairo, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,72350.00%
Black or African American4,28245.33%
Two or More Races2873.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native1161.23%
Asian290.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.10%
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Cairo Population by Race

Cairo Population Pyramid $2021

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Cairo Median Age

38.4


Total

33.1


Male

45.4


Female

Cairo Adults

There are 7,144 adults, (1,639 of whom are seniors) in Cairo.

Cairo Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cairo Sex Ratio

Female

4,995

52.88%

Male

4,451

47.12%

Cairo Population by Age

Cairo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cairo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male13.4%86.6%
Female33.2%66.8%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
All44.3%55.7%
Married55.8%44.2%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cairo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5672.6344.3
Non Family1,3981.2542.3
Married1,3003.4355.8
Female7353.3133.2
Male1345.4513.4

3.4

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Cairo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade65710.29%
9th to 12th Grade84613.25%
High School Graduate2,55540.00%
Some College1,11617.47%
Associates Degree4637.25%
Bachelors Degree4386.86%
Graduate Degree3124.88%
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Cairo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cairo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black2,7642,096157
White2,6562,378507
Hispanic80528752
2+ Races2399529
Native American116697
Asian21165

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 23.81%.

Cairo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,687$27,222$23,419
Less Than 9th Grade$22,083$21,458$25,072
High School Graduate$21,825$32,645$20,774
Some College$27,045$37,432$23,775
Bachelors Degree$$18,379$45,227
Graduate Degree$63,438$57,917$69,265

$25,687

Average Earnings

$27,222

Average Male

$23,419

Average Female

Cairo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cairo Language by Age

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Cairo Language

85.53% of Cairo residents speak only English, while 14.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.87% of the population.

Cairo Language

Cairo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,2351,67539.55%
Hispanic1,53776849.97%
White3,41763418.55%
Multiple2488333.47%

33.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.01%

Male Poverty Rate

31.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cairo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cairo is Hispanic, with 49.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cairo is White, with 18.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.24%.

Cairo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.93%
High School30.36%
Some College16.19%
Bachelors or Greater13.54%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.02%
Male Unemployed77.78%
Male Employed19.16%
Female Employed17.22%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cairo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,418$48,058
Families$47,464$60,322
Married Families$65,819-
Non Families$17,602$26,741
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Income by Household Type

Cairo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cairo Married by Age and Sex

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Cairo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cairo Marital Status by Race

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Cairo Marital Status

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572

Number of Veterans

561

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam123
First Gulf War98
Second Gulf War42
World War II41
Korea36

Cairo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74196
75+137
55 to 64134
35 to 54105
18 to 34

Cairo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3148.68%
Black2337.50%
2+ Races2510.46%

Cairo Veterans by Race

Cairo Veterans by Education

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7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cairo Veterans by Education

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54.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cairo Employment by Age

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Cairo Employment by Race

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Cairo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.28%

Born in Cairo

91.23%

Native Born

8.77%

Foreign Born

8.48%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.23% of Cairo residents were born in the United States, with 71.28% having been born in Georgia. 8.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cairo Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,329-20-0.21%
20209,349-20-0.21%
20199,369-20-0.21%
20189,389-19-0.20%
20179,408-66-0.70%
20169,474-124-1.29%
20159,598-57-0.59%
20149,655130.13%
20139,642-82-0.84%
20129,724670.69%
20119,657210.22%
20109,6363970.42%
20009,2392040.22%
19909,0352580.29%
19808,7777160.85%
19708,0616340.82%
19607,4271,8502.91%
19505,5779241.83%
19404,6531,4843.92%
19303,1690.00%

Cairo Population by Year